‘Dancing With The Stars’ Recap: Four Couples Earn Perfect Scores
Dancing With the Stars returned to ABC last night for the semi-final round of the celebrity dancing competition. Of the five remaining contestants, four earned perfect scores for one of their dance routines.
At the end of the evening, the athletes were the ones who found themselves at the top of the leaderboard. Both gymnast Aly Raisman and football player Jacoby Jones received a combine total score on the night of 59 out of 60.
Jones and partner Karina Smirnoff were awarded their perfect score of 30 for their Argentine tango. For the show’s first ever lindy hop, the pair received a point deduction because Jones began the dance on the wrong foot. Raisman and Mark Ballas’ perfect score was achieved during their romantic rhumba. However, they didn’t appear quite as connected in their tribal Afro-jazz number, which saw them lose a point.
Kellie Pickler wasn't far behind the two leaders, earning a combined total of 58 points. Pickler and Derek Hough earned a perfect score for their Argentine tango that Bruno Tonioli said was “like watching Chita Rivera!” Their second dance was a flamenco, for which they received 28 points.
Disney channel star Zendaya Coleman, who was an early favorite in the competition, struggled in her first routine with Val Chmerkovskiy. Their quickstep routine proved too fast, causing Coleman to fall behind her partner. However, she redeemed herself in the second dance, earning the night’s final perfect score for her hip-hop number.
Former General Hospital star Ingo Rademacher earned the night’s lowest marks for his dances with pro partner Kym Johnson. They received 24 points for their samba and 27 points for their Charleston, leaving him with a combined total of 51 points.
Dancing With the Stars’ results show airs Tuesday on ABC at 8/7c.
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